We Need Some Insight From You
October 3, 2022 Timothy Prickett Morgan
What you are doing – and what you are not doing – with you IBM i platform is important to us. And that is why we are asking you to take the 9th annual IBM i Marketplace Survey that HelpSystems does every fall.
This survey, which was conceived of by the late Dan Burger of IT Jungle and Tom Huntington of HelpSystems, was started nine years ago because we were all frustrated by the lack of insight about the IBM i base.
The data that this survey gathers is invaluable, and long-time readers of The Four Hundred know full well that we use this information to build models that, we think, accurately reflect what is going on in the base. As we have said many times, we think that the IBM i professionals that keep their hardware and systems software relatively current are also the ones who take surveys, go to trade shows, attend webinars, and read publications, and that some of the survey results – particularly those relating to the vintage of Power Systems machines and OS/400, i5/OS, and IBM i releases – represent the distribution across these customers with some processionals who work at companies with systems that are lagging a bit behind the pack. But a lot of customers on vintage systems don’t take the survey, even if they do come to IT Jungle for tech tips or for other insight or for comfort.
But if you are here, and you are taking advantage of what it is we do, we are asking for your help. So please take a few minutes and take the survey. We appreciate you.
You can take the survey at this link.